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LinuxAwesomenesss 08-23-2012 10:23 PM

Dell Inspiron B130 wireless help
 
Can you help me with this? It says the firmware isn't installed, how can I get the firmware?

evo2 08-23-2012 10:27 PM

Hi,

the "correct" way to get the firmware will depend on what distribution you are using. So, what distro and version are you running?

Evo2.

frankbell 08-23-2012 10:39 PM

It would also help to know precisely which wireless chipset you have. With a Dell, there's a good chance it's Broadcom.

Try running the command lspci in a terminal. That should report the wireless chipset. Post the results here, making sure to enclose them in "code" tags, which become available when you click "Go Advanced" down there at the bottom of the Quick Reply window.

evo2 08-23-2012 11:11 PM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by frankbell (Post 4762708)
It would also help to know precisely which wireless chipset you have.

A quick duckduckgo indicates that it is probably:

Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)

Anyway I was just going to suggest installing the full bundle of firmware for whatever distro the OP is using...

Evo2.

abrinister 08-24-2012 12:13 AM

Isn't the iwlwifi firmware already in the latest kernels?

Alex Brinister

evo2 08-24-2012 12:47 AM

Hi,
Quote:

Originally Posted by abrinister (Post 4762761)
Isn't the iwlwifi firmware already in the latest kernels?

Some distributions strip binary blobs from the kernels they distribute.

Evo2.

LinuxAwesomenesss 08-24-2012 06:02 PM

RE:
 
It is a 1370 dell wireless card

abrinister 08-24-2012 06:19 PM

That doesn't tell us what driver it uses. What does

Code:

lspci -n
give you?

Alex Brinister


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